Google’s Chromebook v Mac lead is fading fast
“Chrome OS overtook Mac OS in the US in terms of shipments for the first time in 1Q16,” said an IDC analyst this week, adding, “Chromebooks are still largely a US K-12 story.”
Now, I don’t set much store to the statistics here, I don’t believe them, but even if these claims were true and not ‘accidentally’ announced in the same weeks as Google I/O, I don’t think these low-cost connected devices are going to hold leadership long. That’s because — particularly in the US education market — Apple isn’t going to let them.
I expect Google’s slight advantage to be gone within a year.
So what’s Apple gonna do?
Here’s what I’m expecting in six pictures: You can draw your own conclusions from what you see.